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MH-47D Chinook


Specifications
Weight (Maximum Gross) 50,000 pounds
Weight (Empty) 23,401 pounds
Payload 12,066 kilograms, including a 300 kilogram crew, 3,131 kilograms fuel, and 8,635 kilograms cargo
Fuel Capacity 3914 liters/3,131 kilograms (unlimited with inflight refueling probe added in 1988)
Fuel Burn Rate (Normal) 2,750 pounds/hour
Speed (Normal Cruise) 120 knots
Speed (Maximum Dash) 170 knots
Maximum Altitude (See Altitude Limitations) 20,000 feet
Engines 2x Textron Lycoming T55-L712 engines
Rotor System 2x 3 blade hubs w/ manually folding fiberglass blades
Rotor Speed 225 revolutions/minutes
Unit Cost (~FY92 Dollars) At least $14 million and as much as $40 million
Armament - 2x M134 (Forward Cabin Door and Forward Escape Window)
- 1x M240D (Rear Ramp)
Major Sensors
and Equipment
- Weather radar
- FLIR
- NVG
- RWR
- IR countermeasures
- SATCOM
Crew - 4 (Pilot, Co-pilot, Navigator, Crew Chief)
- 33 Troops



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